Overnight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: ‘We’re not going to control it’ | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy

Welcome to Monday’s Overnight Health Care.

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are rising sharply even as President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden’s ’60 Minutes’ interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought ‘9/11 attack was 7/11 attack’ MORE continues to downplay the pandemic. White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsPence’s ‘body man’ among aides who tested positive for coronavirus: report Murphy says US would be ‘better off’ if Trump admin ‘did nothing’ on coronavirus Biden: Meadows coronavirus remark a ‘candid acknowledgement’ of Trump strategy ‘to wave the white flag’ MORE said the administration has effectively given up on controlling the spread of the coronavirus, and more cities have begun reimposing restrictions.   

We’ll start with new numbers: 

The cases just keep going up: The US set a new record for average

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Hospitals brace for more cyberattacks as coronavirus cases rise

Hospitals and health care institutions preparing for a fall wave of coronavirus cases are bracing for more cyberattacks after hackers seeking to take advantage of the pandemic launched several successful attacks this year that severely disrupted patient services.

The attacks have been widespread around the world, hitting health care groups during the worst public health crisis in a century. Experts say the attacks have involved both cyber criminal groups and nation states looking to target COVID-19 research and sow chaos.

“I’ve been describing this as a cyber gold rush, the bad guys of all shapes and sizes recognize that there is an opportunity here,” said Marc Rogers, executive director of cybersecurity at software group Okta who also helps lead the COVID-19 CTI League that tracks cyberattacks against health groups.

The organization is made up of around 1,500 professionals in more than 80 countries from sectors including information technology, telecommunications and

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Gov. Little to make COVID-19 announcement as Idaho adds cases

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Sunday that he’ll make an announcement Monday afternoon regarding COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, as the state again set a new record daily case rate.

Little’s office did not give additional details on the announcement, which will take place at 3 p.m. and be available to livestream on the Idaho Public Television website.

Idaho again set a record seven-day moving average on Sunday with a daily case rate of 889.14 over the last week. The state has consistently broken its record 12 days in a row amid a surge of new cases and record hospitalizations.

On Sunday, health officials reported 491 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 124 probable cases. Ada County reported the most new cases Sunday with 101. Since March, there have been 14,429 in Ada County alone. The Boise School District reported one new COVID-19 case, this one at Shadow Hills Elementary.

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Aspirin helps lower risk of coronavirus deaths; 712 new cases

Number of cases

There are 138,691 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland as of Oct. 23. See below for a breakdown by county, according to the state health department, and go here to see charts and maps of the makeup of confirmed cases in the state.

Allegany: 614

Anne Arundel: 11,568

Baltimore City: 17,181

Baltimore County: 19,980

Calvert: 1,153

Caroline: 726

Carroll: 2,175

Cecil: 1,307

Charles: 3,078

Dorchester: 742

Frederick: 4,610

Garrett: 117

Harford: 3,492

Howard: 5,716

Kent: 338

Montgomery: 24,877

Prince George’s: 31,999

Queen Anne’s: 758

St. Mary’s: 1,429

Somerset: 404

Talbot: 636

Washington: 2,182

Wicomico: 2,418

Worcester: 1,191

Today’s top stories

11:24 a.m.: Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that patients who take low-dose aspirin when hospitalized for complications associated with the coronavirus might have a lower risk of dying from it

10:35 a.m.: These are the confirmed Maryland cases of

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How many COVID cases are tied to schools? Data errors make it hard to tell

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Officials with the Warren County Health District acknowledged the ODH dashboard numbers for Franklin schools were wrong last Thursday, saying it appeared to be a transcription error in the final document. They said Franklin should have been listed with one new student case and no new staff cases in the Oct. 15 release, rather than three and one, respectively.

“We do not have any way of correcting those after it is on the ODH website until the next reporting week,” said Dustin Ratliff, sanitarian supervisor, planning and analytics for the Warren County Health District.

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A statewide order issued in early September says schools have to contact their county health department within 24 hours of being notified of a COVID-19 case in a student or school employee. County health departments

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Arizona health experts call for more COVID-19 testing, as cases continue to rise | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Arizona’s COVID-19 numbers are headed in the wrong direction, and there are a number of reasons why, according to health experts. They include not enough people wearing masks, kids back in school and not enough social distancing.

Testing is also a problem. Arizona is one of the worst states in the country for COVID-19 testing with about 1.3 tests for every 1,000 people. That’s less than half the national average.

Dr. Ross Goldberg is the president of the Arizona Medical Association. He said there are far too many people choosing not to get tested, even if they’ve come in contact with someone that has COVID-19.

“Even asymptomatic people can be carrying the virus,” said Goldberg. “In fact, they are a large spreader of it because you feel great, you go out and about your business not realizing you are spreading the virus.”

US coronavirus cases surpass 8.5 million with more than 226,000 deaths

Cases of

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Cyprus travel corridor at risk as cases soar

Cases are on the rise in Cyprus
Cases are on the rise in Cyprus


British holidaymakers planning to visit Cyprus this half term could be in for disappointment, as the country risks losing its travel corridor in the Government’s weekly update tomorrow.

In recent weeks, Covid-19 case numbers have spiked in the Mediterranean island nation. Yesterday, the country saw 152 cases, up from 83 this time last week and 29 the week before that.

The brings the number of cases per 100,000 over seven days up to 73.1 – higher than the threshold of 20, after which a quarantine is considered by the UK Government.

Grant Shapps is due to make an announcement on the UK’s travel red-list tomorrow, at 5pm. In recent weeks major holiday destinations, including Italy, Portugal and Turkey, have lost their travel corridors, meaning Britons arriving back in the UK need to go into a 14-day quarantine.

The Government is under rising pressure

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How many COVID cases are tied to schools? Errors in data make it hard to tell

Vandalia-Butler, Alter High School, Centerville, Franklin and Bishop Leibold were also among schools that had new COVID cases listed in the state dashboard last Thursday, but somehow saw their cumulative number go down from the previous week or stay the same.

Ohio Department of Health officials looked at multiple discrepancies raised by the Dayton Daily News, and confirmed that the data posted on their website Thursday “is what has been reported by the local health departments.”

Dan Suffoletto, spokesman for Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, said the agency’s staff is working on the problem with ODH.

“There is a problem with the way the cumulative totals are adding up in the spreadsheet,” he said. “We anticipate the numbers will update correctly on Thursday.”

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Officials with the Warren County Health District acknowledged the ODH dashboard numbers for Franklin schools were wrong

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Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping to catch boats to the Antarctic at the start of the crisis.

But as Argentina passed 1 million virus cases Monday, it is now smaller cities like Ushuaia that are seeing some of the most notable upticks. Doctors have had to quadruple the number of beds for COVID-19 patients over the last month. At least 60% of those tested recently are coming back positive for the virus.

“We were the example of the country,” said Dr. Carlos Guglielmi, director of the Ushuaia Regional Hospital. “Evidently someone arrived with the coronavirus.”

Across Latin America, three

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Montgomery County’s active COVID-19 cases push past 2K

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to or and click on the

Online registration is still available for COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County. To get a voucher, go to or and click on the “need to be tested” link. Fill out the information. A voucher will be emailed. Once you have the voucher, make an appointment at your choice of testing centers and get tested.

Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

Montgomery County health officials confirmed 147 new COVID-19 cases Monday including a jump of 87 in active cases which pushed that total past 2,000.

According to the Montgomery County Public Health District, those 147 cases bring the county’s total number of cases to 12,991. Active cases are now at 2,030. The county’s number of COVID-related deaths remained at 144.

Total hospitalizations, both county and noncounty residents, remained at 61 with 15 of those patients in

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